Dear students, due to the restrictive measures adopted by the Government for the Covid19 emergency, many of you are experiencing difficulties in completing the training activities (internships and traineeships) as envisaged in your study plans. With the aim of providing alternatives, we would like to point out the possibility of registering and enrolling in some Interactive Open Online Courses activities that are offered as part of the Erasmus Plus Virtual Mobility Exchange project, which our University has recently joined. These are training activities with a focus on the acquisition of intercultural skills that are well suited to the need to strengthen transversal skills. The activities of the courses offered have a value of 3 ECTS / CFU.
In any case, the approval of these activities is subject to the resolution of the Comitato della Didattica for your study courses.
Below is the list of courses offered in the coming weeks:
13 April - 7 May | 4 weeks | English, Arabic
This 4-week interactive course is of specific interest to any young person curious about how to make a positive social change or understand more about conflict and peace; whether you are a student, a volunteer or a young professional. Based on expert content developed jointly by UNOY and Search for Common Ground, participants will be introduced to core concepts of peace and security while exchanging ideas and perspectives with peers on the roles and power of young people to transform conflict.
English registration link & Arabic registration link Deadline April 5
18 May - 19 June | 5 weeks | English
A 5-week interactive course where participants learn about and discuss current challenges posed by hate speech in their communities and societies at large. Not only do participants engage in dialogue about the topic and get access to expert video lectures, but they also collaboratively work towards creating a campaign to counter hate speech in various forms. This makes ‘Countering Hate Speech’ an action-oriented course where participants are inspired, share knowledge and learn from each other.
Registration link Deadline May 4
Sustainable Food Systems: A Mediterranean Perspective
25 May - 24 June | 5 weeks | English
5-week interactive, online course based on expert video lectures by academics and practitioners; addressing the challenges and opportunities of the agricultural sector with a focus on the Mediterranean. Topics that participants from both sides of Mediterranean will explore together include global-to-local challenges related to Sustainable Development Goals; history and culture of agriculture in the Mediterranean; and EU policy.
Registration link Deadline May 17
April & June & August | 2 weeks each | English, French, Arabic
These 2-week introductory Erasmus+ Virtual Exchanges recur every two months to discuss a specific topic. With an estimated weekly investment of 2.5 hours (2 hour live session + 30 minutes for asynchronous engagement), this activity is an ideal 'taster' to get youth and educators familiar with virtual exchange, or for participants unable to commit to the longer courses. "Social Circles" are offered in three different languages: English, French and Arabic.